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This is the practice of inserting the DNA of another species into an organism's DNA so that the organism gains a new trait.
This is the practice of producing a genetically identical cell or organism
This is the practice of choosing individuals of a species to mate based on their desirable characteristics
Which of these is the correct definition of genetic modification/genetic engineering?
Choosing individuals to mate based on desired characteristics
Observing genetic changes in populations over time based on adaptive traits
Extracting stem cells to differentiate into specialized tissues
Altering the DNA of an organism at the molecular level
A company that creates hair dye would most likely employ a bio-technician for which job?
developing new colors
creating cost effective packaging
developing a product that will be safe for consumers
Which is a career that would use microorganisms to remove pollutants from water?
DNA fingerprint specialist
Environmental Protection Agency specialist
Center for Disease Control
Which is a concern of scientists when genetically modifying plants?
Plants will pass on diseases to animals.
There will be a decrease in biodiversity.
Plants will have a longer growing season.
There will be a decrease in revenue for pesticide manufacturers.
Which application of biotechnology is of greatest economic benefit to North Carolina?
development of livestock that are more domesticated
development of livestock that produce higher quality meat
development of crops that can be grown in extremely dry environments
development of crops that can be grown in extremely low temperatures
Which use of biotechnology most benefits North Carolina agriculture?
producing human vaccines
producing disease resistant crops
producing new medicines from bacteria
producing enzymes to eliminate pollutants
How does biotechnology most likely affect North Carolina’s population?
Jobs are created and attract more people to the area.
Research advancement causes people in need of medicines to move to the area.
People are not concerned with biotechnology so the overall population is not impacted.
The issue causes controversy and people hesitate to live in a state where a large amount of research takes place.
Which area of biotechnology would most likely create ethical issues within human society?
insulin production by bacteria
organ cloning for use in transplants
genetic engineering to improve agricultural yields
DNA and forensic testing of crime scene evidence
Which is most important when investigating ethical issues in biotechnology?
cost of the technology
advantage of the technology
public opinion of the technology
benefits of the technology outweighing the harm
Genetic engineering has directly increased productivity in which U.S. industry?
none of the above
Which is a genetic engineering advancement directly related to a career in biotechnology?
improving solar energy collection
transporting textiles at higher rates
creating crop foods that resist insect pests
repairing historical sites with quality materials
Which would be reduced as a result of the development of pest-resistant crops?
use of organic fertilizers
use of chemical insecticides
practice of crop rotation techniques
practice of hydroponic farming techniques